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gelieven ‎(past singular geliefde, past participle geliefd)

  1. (impersonal) to enjoy, love
  2. (transitive) to please, to delight


Inflection of gelieven (weak, prefixed)
infinitive gelieven
past singular geliefde
past participle geliefd
infinitive gelieven
gerund gelieven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular gelief geliefde
2nd person sing. (jij) gelieft geliefde
2nd person sing. (u) gelieft geliefde
2nd person sing. (gij) gelieft geliefde
3rd person singular gelieft geliefde
plural gelieven geliefden
subjunctive sing.1 gelieve geliefde
subjunctive plur.1 gelieven geliefden
imperative sing. gelief
imperative plur.1 gelieft
participles gelievend geliefd
1) Archaic.

Usage notes[edit]

Gelieven is one of a few Dutch verbs where the object is the one having an opinion about something, and the subject is the thing it concerns. For example, het gelieft mij means 'I love it'. See also dunken.